Abstract

The purpose of this qualitative study was to understand older adults’ transformative learning through bereavement in late life. Nine participants were engaged in semi-structured interviews. Data analysis affirmed that perspective transformation can occur through late life bereavement characterized by an oscillatory process shaped by biographical and life stage developmental contexts.

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Bereaved Elders: Transformative Learning in Late Life

The purpose of this qualitative study was to understand older adults’ transformative learning through bereavement in late life. Nine participants were engaged in semi-structured interviews. Data analysis affirmed that perspective transformation can occur through late life bereavement characterized by an oscillatory process shaped by biographical and life stage developmental contexts.